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Trinity Men's Squash Advances Past Cornell In Potter Trophy Quarters

Trinity Men's Squash Advances Past Cornell In Potter Trophy Quarters

Cambridge, Mass. - The Trinity College Bantams advanced to the College Squash Association (CSA) National Men's Team Championship (Potter Trophy) Semifinals this afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Cornell University Big Red at Harvard University.  Defending National Champion Trinity, seeded No. 2 in the eight-team field, improves to 17-1 with its second win in a row and will face the No. 3-seeded Yale University Bulldogs in the semifinals at Harvard tomorrow at noon.  No. 7-seeded Cornell falls to 9-6 with its second 6-3 setback this season against the Bantams, and will play No. 6-seeded Rochester in the consolation round tomorrow.

Trinity received 3-0 victories by senior co-captain Matthew Mackin (Greenwich, Conn.), junior Vrishab Kotian (Mumbai, India), and rookie Affeeq Ismail (Kuching, Malaysia).  Bantam junior John Lamont (Montreal, Quebec) and sophomore Zeyad Elshorafy (Alexandria, Egypt) posted 3-1 triumphs.

MATCH RESULTS
1. C- Nicholas Sachvie d. Miled Zarazua, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
2. C- Aditiya Jagtap d. Karan Malik, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
3. TC- Vrishab Kotian d. Kevin Flannery, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8
4. TC- Juan Vargas d. Bryan Keating, 11-7, 11-5, 5-11, 11-5
5. TC- Zeyad Elshorafy d. Gustav Runersjo, 11-7, 6-11, 11-1, 11-8
6. C- Rishi Jalan d. Moustafa Hamada, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6
7. TC- Affeeq Ismail d. Graham Dietz, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7
8. TC- Matthew Mackin d. Abhijit Malik, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
9. TC- John Lamont d. Harry Freeman, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9
Trinity (Conn.) 6, Cornell 3